September 29, 1998 / Circulation:  84!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. II, No. 37

"Yes, I know your name/ Every prayer you pray/ I'm the one who brought
you to this place/ The voice who sings to you/ The hand that clings to
you/ Oh my child, I've always known your name..." -Michael W. Smith
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Michael Roe News Cherie la Avalon Responses to TELL ME about RICH TELL ME

Notes of All Sorts

Christine M. gave us the Michael W. Smith quote, though she is no longer with us due to going to a college that does not offer online access. :-( We'll miss her. Don't forget to pray for September's prayer artist: Sixpence None the Richer. Check out their website at: NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITES FOR THE 1998 CCM DL AWARDS EARLY!! Reply to this e-mail and ask for a list of categories, so you can nominate your favorite artists, songs, albums, etc. early. The list of categories will be posted online and in the CCM DL in a couple weeks, but you have the chance to view them early. ------------ Top This! [as of 9/15/98] #1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Avalon / "Knocking on Heaven's Door" | Week 2 #1 CHR Single -- DC Talk*/"Into Jesus" | Week 1 #1 Inspirational Single -- Greg Long/"Mercy Said No"| Week 1 #1 Christian Retail Top-Selling Album -- STEADY ON, Point of Grace (THE JESUS RECORD is a the #3 position) #1 Mainstream Retail Top-Selling Album - TRINITEE 5:7, Trinitee 5:7 Information from ( *DC Talk is on the cover of CCM Magazine's October 1998 issue. -------------------- Michael Roe News Michael Roe has just managed to land an album contract with WORD Entertainment and Unison Records for FOUR albums! He is supposed to write, record, produce and prepare all four albums. Release dates are unknown at this time. He should be collaborating with Mark and Bruce (of the 77's), also Dave Leonhardt, Derri Daugherty & Gene Eugene. For more information on Michael Roe and the 77's, please visit their website at: ( For booking information, please contact JT Feavel at (812) 886-4637, or by fax at (812) 886-0786. -------------------- Cherie la Avalon Avalon has a new member: Cherie Paliotta. She is going to replace blonde Nikki Hassman who contracted a record deal with Sony. Ms. Paliotta has many musical influences including Crystal Lewis -- and it just so happens that Avalon is touring with Crystal Lewis right now. ________________ Responses to TELL ME about RICH A. What is your favorite song Rich Mullins did? (Christine H.) "Hatching of a Heart" (Christina S. / Ginger) "Hold Me Jesus" B. What is your favorite Rich quote? (Bright Eyes) "For me, the greatest joy that I have is knowing that I do have a Father Who loves me, and that He doesn't love me in a passive way...that He loves me so much that He sent Christ to take away the guilt of my sin, and that it is a real thing, that it really did happen. If I will experience joy in this life, it will be when I let other people know that there is a God Who loves them and He has taken away the sin that separates them. There is no greater joy than just that proclamation." (Christine H.) "I would rather put my security in the all-sufficient grace of God, than in some pietistic vision of moral excellence." (From memory, not exact - it's in the video In Pursuit of a Legacy) (Ginger) "I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want, then to take what You give that I need." -"Hold Me Jesus" Trivia: -What was his favorite book? (Christine H.) Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton He [also] liked a lot of books [including] Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning -Who is an artist that covered one of his songs? (Bright Eyes) Rick Elias is one of the many artists who have covered one of Rich's songs. (Christine H.) Amy Grant, Caedmon's Call -Was he married? No. (Bright Eyes/Christina S.) Never [married], [though] engaged twice. (Christine H.) -What was his birth date? Rich was born on October 21, 1955. (Bright Eyes) -What were his parents' names? (Christine H.) Neva and John -What was his middle name? (Bright Eyes) Rich's middle name was Wayne (his family always called him that, too). HEY, I'LL TELL YOU about Rich. Go to: to read a review of his complete works. ------------------------------------ TELL ME A. [contributed by Christina S.] What would your perfect tour be? (limited to three artists) B. Rate these artists on a scale of 1-10 (1-Don't like, 5=OK, 10=My favorite!!) -Nichole Nordeman -Steve Wiggins (Big Tent Revival) -Deneice Williams -Mitch McVicker -Sheila Walsh -Kevin Maxx (DC Talk) C. Tell me of all the people in the Christian music industry that have the initials "B. B."

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